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The Passionate Economist: How Brian Abel-Smith shaped global health and social welfare

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Brian Abel-Smith was one of the most influential expert advisers of the 20th century in shaping social welfare. He was a modern-day Thomas Paine, driven by a strong socialist mission to improve the lives of the poorest. This valuable and accessible book is the first biography of Abel-Smith. It takes a historical perspective to analyse the development of health and social welfare systems since the 1950s, exposing the critical impact of long-running debates on poverty and state responsibility, especially in Britain. This book ...

The Passionate Economist: How Brian Abel-Smith shaped global health and social welfare 2013, Policy Press, Bristol

ISBN-13: 9781447314844

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